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‐1‐ Waterfront Labor and Management Unite To Honor George Floyd And Help Heal Nation; Peaceful Protest Hour To Be Observed At All Atlantic and Gulf Coast Ports This Tuesday, June 9th NORTH BERGEN, NJ – (June 4, 2020) Leaders of the International Longshoremen's Association, AFL‐CIO (ILA) and United States Maritime Alliance, Ltd. (USMX), announced today that longshore labor and waterfront employers will honor the death of George Floyd with a "peaceful protest hour" at all ports from Maine to Texas on this Tuesday, June 9, 2020 from 12 noon to 1 pm. Harold J. Daggett, President of the 65,000‐member ILA and David Adam, Chairman and CEO of USMX, which represents employers of the East and Gulf Coast longshore industry, said local port areas would organize their own tribute memorials between 12 noon and 1 pm when all ILA‐USMX operations will be shut down. "Our nation needs to heal, and we want to demonstrate a powerful unity among our ILA and USMX family to a grieving nation that is crying for change," said Mr. Daggett and Mr. Adam. "Together we will shut down our cranes and computers; power off our equipment to pause and reflect on how we can find a way to be better as individuals and a country where all citizens should be guaranteed the same respect, freedoms and liberties." Labor and management have timed their peaceful protest hour to coincide with a final Memorial Service scheduled for Mr. Floyd on Tuesday, June 9 th . The Floyd family has announced memorial services at multiple cities beginning today, Thursday, June 4 th . Mr. Floyd's death adds to a grim total of senseless and seemingly racially motivated killings, some that have involved victims who were close to the ILA. In late February 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a 25‐year‐ old black man who was friends with ILA Local 1423 President Richard Nixon in Brunswick, Georgia, was gunned down while jogging near Brunswick, by three white men who have been charged with his murder. In March, Breonna Taylor, an African‐American Emergency Medical Technician, was killed by three Louisville, Kentucky police officers. In April 2015, Walter Scott, an unarmed black man and a friend of International Vice President Kenny Riley and other members of ILA Local 1422, Charleston, was shot and killed in North Charleston by a white police officer, Michael Slager, who is currently serving a 20‐ year sentence for the crime.

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